Highest Drop 17m
Short and sweet, with easy access and low flow: this is probably the most descended canyon within range of Christchurch!
While Tui is an easy canyon, many people underestimate what you need to have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Take the right gear for your group:
- Everyone needs at least a full-length wetsuit – ideally, 3mm with additional layers carried. Many people get caught out as the conditions can be warm and pleasant in the Glentui car park and cold in the canyon. Even in mid-summer, take lots of spare gear. It’s much more fun when you can jump in the water. You will get cold anytime you stop and wait.
- Everyone needs a climbing helmet – many places in the canyon have loose rock. Don’t compromise your safety.
- Everyone needs a harness and an abseil device – so you don’t have to wait around on the waterfalls and get cold. And its good practice.
- The party needs at least a rope twice the length of the longest abseil.
Kiwi Canyons has an excellent guide to the gear you need to take. Please take the time to read the information to make sound decisions for your party. Kiwi Canyons Gear Guide
The Canyon Topo can be dowloaded from HERE
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